Volunteering in India – iSpiice (Integrated Social Programs in Indian Child Education)
iSpiice – Integrated Social Programs in Indian Child Education is set up to improve the lives of Indian families especially women and children in rural villages of India in Dharamsala. iSpiice is a humanitarian organization supported by volunteers across the world that builds partnerships between international volunteers and Indian communities. iSpiice provides safe and affordable travel volunteer programs in India. Given the beauty, serenity and spiritual atmosphere of the area, His Holiness the Dalai Lama holds residency in Dharamsala. Our volunteers also appreciate the peacefulness of our location for their volunteer India Placement. Combine volunteer travel in India on a 2 day tour of the Taj Mahal, a two day guided Himalayan Trekking tour, a two day adventure tour in Manali and a two day tour of Punjab state visiting the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the Wagha border ceremony and the jallianwala Bagh gardens.
You can join for 2 weeks up to 12 weeks all year round and we have places all throughout 2014 and 2015 available. Individuals, groups and students all welcome. Our program covers everything you need during your placement. (Cost of food, all transportation, lodging in shared volunteer house, cultural activities including henna, yoga classes from local instructor, Indian cooking classes, airport pickup from Delhi International airport, programme materials,visit to the local tourist sights – India’s oldest fort, Masroor Stone Temple, Norbulinga Buddhist Monastery and Kangra Tea Gardens,Internet, Certificate of volunteer service, training and more) volunteers work for around 5 hours per day Monday – Friday. You will therefore have plenty of time to explore the local area.
Before you decide to volunteer with iSpiice, we strongly suggest you to download our volunteer information booklet, providing an overview of all the details you need. Visit volunteer programs, cost & inclusions, add on tours, testimonials and accommodation and location then book your volunteer Placement with iSpiice.
iSpiice offer the opportunity to make a real difference while you travel, to give back to the global community and enjoy a meaningful travel experience. Volunteer’s are invited to work on independent projects in India which are carefully selected to make sure volunteer’s get a quality experience. iSpiice have formed partnerships with already established institutions who are the real experts when it comes to defining the local community’s needs and by offering our assistance, shared goals are met with greater success. iSpiice are a unique combination of a quality volunteering experience, cultural immersion and excursions. We warmly welcome anyone with the heart to help and in turn we can help you realize your volunteer goals. Volunteer’s enjoy the hospitality and security of the iSpiice volunteer house throughout their stay.
Seven years on iSpiice’s holistic approach has allowed hundreds of international volunteers to make a genuine difference to locals via sustainable community programs whilst volunteering in India.
From taking English classes and computer classes to working in the slums and sponsoring children to go to school iSpiice and volunteers have provided compassion, opportunities and support to the undeveloped communities.
“For a long time I was looking to volunteer in India but I didn’t know which one to choose, then my friend told me about iSpiice where she had joined one year earlier. I spent wonderful and unforgettable moments during my stay in Dharamsala. The atmosphere at the camp was very good, everyone was very friendly and got along with each other. I will always remember the trek, the visits to the wonderful temples and the teaching in school. During the week I was going to day care to look after young children and the afternoon to teach English to girls in School. I loved each day I spent with the children, time was always flying, and the lessons were always too short. I was always looking forward to go back to the lessons the following day. The day I had to say goodbye to them was very hard.
All I want to say is thank you to Varun, for doing everything to make us feel at home because I really did! It is now my turn to recommend iSpiice to those who still hesitate between all the organizations that exist, iSpiice is without a doubt the only organization where you can have an incredible experience in this incredible India.
Laura Mc Clellan, UK. Read More Volunteer Stories